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Details on Transfer Payment Programs of $5 Million or More

Payments to the International Development Association

Fiscal Equalization (Part I—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Territorial Formula Financing (Part I.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Canada Health Transfer (Part V.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Canada Social Transfer (Part V.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Statutory Subsidies (Constitution Act, 1867; Constitution Act, 1982; and other statutory authorities)

Youth Allowances Recovery (Federal-Provincial Fiscal Revision Act, 1964)

Alternative Payments for Standing Programs (Part VI—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Debt Payments on Behalf of Poor Countries to International Organizations Pursuant to section 18(1) of the Economic Recovery Act (stimulus)

Additional Fiscal Equalization to Nova Scotia (Part I—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payment to Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payments Act)

Name of transfer payment program: Payments to the International Development Association

Start date: 1960

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic Outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture: Sub-Program 1.2.3: Commitments to International Financial Organizations

Description: This program provides encashment of demand notes to allow the International Development Association (IDA) to disburse concessional financing for development projects and programs in the world’s poorest countries.

Expected results: Payments to international organizations consistent with Government of Canada commitments

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient groups: World Bank Group

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Spring and annual World Bank Group meetings each year and IDA replenishment cycle negotiations every three years. The Official Development Assistance Accountability Act also requires broad consultations on Canada's Official Development Assistance, which includes contributions to the IDA, every two years.

Payments to the International Development Association
($)
  Forecast Spending
2014–15
Planned Spending
2015–16
Planned Spending
2016–17
Planned Spending
2017–18
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 883,220,000 441,610,000 441,620,000 441,610,000
Total transfer payments 883,220,000 441,610,000 441,620,000 441,610,000

Name of transfer payment program: Fiscal Equalization (Part I—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Start date: 1957

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic Outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture: Sub-Program 1.2.1: Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories

Description: Formula-based Equalization payments are made to eligible provincial governments to enable them to provide reasonably comparable levels of public services at reasonably comparable levels of taxation. Equalization payments are unconditional.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of Equalization payments to provinces

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Fiscal Equalization (Part I—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)
($)
  Forecast Spending
2014–15
Planned Spending
2015–16
Planned Spending
2016–17
Planned Spending
2017–18
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 16,669,278,000 17,341,310,000 18,100,169,000 18,894,748,000
Total transfer payments 16,669,278,000 17,341,310,000 18,100,169,000 18,894,748,000

Name of transfer payment program: Territorial Formula Financing (Part I.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Start date: 1985

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic Outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture: Sub-Program 1.2.1: Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories

Description: Territorial Formula Financing payments are made to territorial governments to provide the resources they need to deliver services comparable to those delivered by provincial governments, taking into account the high costs and unique challenges in the North. Territorial Formula Financing payments are unconditional.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to territories

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Territorial Formula Financing (Part I.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)
($)
  Forecast Spending
2014–15
Planned Spending
2015–16
Planned Spending
2016–17
Planned Spending
2017–18
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 3,469,215,474 3,561,034,002 3,610,101,679 3,741,087,558
Total transfer payments 3,469,215,474 3,561,034,002 3,610,101,679 3,741,087,558

Name of transfer payment program: Canada Health Transfer (Part V.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Start date: 2004

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic Outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture: Sub-Program 1.2.1: Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories

Description: The Canada Health Transfer (CHT) provides equal per capita support for health care through cash transfers to provincial and territorial governments. The CHT supports the government's commitment to maintain the Canada Health Act's national criteria (comprehensiveness, universality, portability, accessibility, and public administration), conditions, and prohibitions against user fees and extra-billing.

Since 2014–15, the CHT has been distributed on an equal per capita cash basis. Previously, the value of the tax points transferred to provinces and territories in 1977 was taken into account when determining provincial and territorial CHT cash allocations.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of CHT payments to provinces and territories

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Canada Health Transfer (Part V.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)
($)
  Forecast Spending
2014–15
Planned Spending
2015–16
Planned Spending
2016–17
Planned Spending
2017–18
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 32,114,248,000 34,026,107,000 36,067,673,000 37,651,006,000
Total transfer payments 32,114,248,000 34,026,107,000 36,067,673,000 37,651,006,000

Name of transfer payment program: Canada Social Transfer (Part V.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Start date: 2004

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic Outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture: Sub-Program 1.2.1: Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories

Description: The Canada Social Transfer (CST) provides equal per capita cash support to provincial and territorial governments to assist them in financing social assistance and social services, post-secondary education, and programs for children. The CST gives provinces and territories the flexibility to allocate payments to those areas according to their own priorities and supports the government's commitment to prohibit minimum residency requirements for social assistance.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of CST payments to provinces and territories

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Canada Social Transfer (Part V.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)
($)
  Forecast Spending
2014–15
Planned Spending
2015–16
Planned Spending
2016–17
Planned Spending
2017–18
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 12,581,729,000 12,959,181,000 13,347,956,000 13,748,395,000
Total transfer payments 12,581,729,000 12,959,181,000 13,347,956,000 13,748,395,000

Name of transfer payment program: Statutory Subsidies (Constitution Act,1867; Constitution Act, 1982; and other statutory authorities)

Start date: 1867

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic Outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture: Sub-Program 1.2.1: Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories

Description: The statutory subsidies provide a source of funding to provinces in accordance with their terms of entry into Confederation.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to provinces

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Statutory Subsidies (Constitution Act,1867; Constitution Act, 1982; and other statutory authorities)
($)
  Forecast Spending
2014–15
Planned Spending
2015–16
Planned Spending
2016–17
Planned Spending
2017–18
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 34,363,164 34,378,000 42,378,000 42,378,000
Total transfer payments 34,363,164 34,378,000 42,378,000 42,378,000

Name of transfer payment program: Youth Allowances Recovery (Federal-Provincial Fiscal Revision Act, 1964)

Start date: 1964

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic Outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture: Sub-Program 1.2.1: Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories

Description: The Youth Allowances Recovery is a recovery from the province of Quebec of an additional tax point transfer (three points) above and beyond the tax point transfers that used to be part of the Canada Health Transfer and the Canada Social Transfer. In the 1960s, Quebec chose to use the federal government's contracting-out arrangements for certain federal-provincial programs. Quebec continues to receive the value of these tax points through its own income tax system and reimburses the Government of Canada for the discontinued programs for which it had received a tax point transfer. Taken together, the Youth Allowances Recovery and the Alternative Payments for Standing Programs are known as the Quebec Abatement. These arrangements ensure that all provinces and territories are treated the same through cash and tax transfers in support of health and social programs.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of recoveries from the province of Quebec

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011−12

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Youth Allowances Recovery (Federal-Provincial Fiscal Revision Act, 1964)
($)
  Forecast Spending
2014–15
Planned Spending
2015–16
Planned Spending
2016–17
Planned Spending
2017–18
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments (806,406,000) (853,046,000) (900,976,000) (952,907,000)
Total transfer payments (806,406,000) (853,046,000) (900,976,000) (952,907,000)

Name of transfer payment program: Alternative Payments for Standing Programs (Part VI—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Start date: 1977

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic Outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture: Sub-Program 1.2.1: Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories

Description: The Alternative Payments for Standing Programs is a recovery from the province of Quebec of an additional tax point transfer (13.5 points) above and beyond the tax point transfers that used to be part of the Canada Health Transfer and the Canada Social Transfer. In the 1960s, Quebec chose to use the federal government’s contracting-out arrangements for certain federal-provincial programs. Since Quebec, like other provinces, receives its full cash entitlement under the Canada Health Transfer and Canada Social Transfer, the value of these tax points is reimbursed to the Government of Canada each year. Taken together, the Alternative Payments for Standing Programs and the Youth Allowances Recovery are known as the Quebec Abatement. These arrangements ensure that all provinces and territories are treated the same through cash and tax transfers in support of health and social programs.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of recoveries from the Province of Quebec

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011−12

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Alternative Payments for Standing Programs (Part VI—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)
($)
  Forecast Spending
2014–15
Planned Spending
2015–16
Planned Spending
2016–17
Planned Spending
2017–18
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments (3,661,863,000) (3,872,657,000) (4,091,175,000) (4,318,268,000)
Total transfer payments (3,661,863,000) (3,872,657,000) (4,091,175,000) (4,318,268,000)

Name of transfer payment program: Debt Payments on Behalf of Poor Countries to International Organizations Pursuant to section 18(1) of the Economic Recovery Act (stimulus)

Start date: 2010

End date: 2054

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2010–11

Strategic Outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture: Sub-Program 1.2.3: Commitments to International Financial Organizations

Description: Payments for Canada’s commitment to the G8-led Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

Expected results: Payments to international organizations and Canadian creditors consistent with Government of Canada commitments

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2009–10

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2017–18

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations and Canadian creditors

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Debt Payments on Behalf of Poor Countries to International Organizations Pursuant to section 18(1) of the Economic Recovery Act (stimulus)
($)
  Forecast Spending
2014–15
Planned Spending
2015–16
Planned Spending
2016–17
Planned Spending
2017–18
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 51,200,000 51,200,000 51,200,000 51,200,000
Total transfer payments 51,200,000 51,200,000 51,200,000 51,200,000

Name of transfer payment program: Additional Fiscal Equalization to Nova Scotia (Part I—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Start date: 2008–09

End date: 2019–20

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Not applicable

Strategic Outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture: Sub-Program 1.2.1: Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories

Description: In Budget 2007, the Government of Canada introduced a new formula for Equalization (the current formula). Subsequently, the province of Nova Scotia was guaranteed that on a cumulative basis beginning in 2008–09, the current formula would not reduce its Equalization payments and 2005 Offshore Accord payments when compared with what the province would have received under the formula that was in place when it signed its 2005 Offshore Arrangement with the Government of Canada.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to the Province of Nova Scotia

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Additional Fiscal Equalization to Nova Scotia (Part I—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)
($)
  Forecast Spending
2014–15
Planned Spending
2015–16
Planned Spending
2016–17
Planned Spending
2017–18
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 131,184,000 79,348,000 75,000,000 40,000,000
Total transfer payments 131,184,000 79,348,000 75,000,000 40,000,000

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payment to Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payments Act)

Start date: 2005–06

End date: 2019–20

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Not applicable

Strategic Outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture: Sub-Program 1.2.1: Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories

Description: On February 14, 2005, the Government of Canada signed offshore arrangements with the governments of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. These arrangements guaranteed that for those two provinces, their Equalization payments would not be reduced because of offshore oil and gas revenues that entered the Equalization formula. For Nova Scotia, the cumulative drawdown has exceeded the advance payment of $830 million, and since 2011–12, payments have been made under this agreement.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to the Province of Nova Scotia

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payment to Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payments Act)
($)
  Forecast Spending
2014–15
Planned Spending
2015–16
Planned Spending
2016–17
Planned Spending
2017–18
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 64,481,000 36,779,000 20,000,000 10,000,000
Total transfer payments 64,481,000 36,779,000 20,000,000 10,000,000

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